St. George’s hosting Christmas dinner

Pictou Advocate community news banner

NEW GLASGOW — St. George’s Anglican Church in New Glasgow will be hosting its annual community Christmas dinner starting at noon on Christmas Day.
The dinner will be served from noon to 2 p.m. on December 25 in the lower hall, which is accessed through the Forbes Street door.
It is offered to anyone who may be alone on Christmas Day or who, for whatever reason, may not have the means of enjoying a festive meal, including those who work that day. It includes a hot turkey dinner with all the trimmings and a seasonal dessert.
Those planning to attend can call 902-752-4551 to request a free ticket that helps organizers gauge the number of meals to serve. Up to 200 meals are anticipated to be served, including those enjoyed by the volunteers.
Don Wadden cooks six turkeys, weighing 25 to 30 pounds each, while his wife Debi coordinates the group of volunteers who prepare and serve the meal.
“It’s our 10th year,” Debi said. “The numbers were good last year, and things are going well this year. The tickets help us prepare, and we have a good number of volunteers. It’s
amazing how it all comes together.”
She is not sure how the response will be but there is usually a rush at noon that last year created an overflow for the first sitting.
She said those who come later can be assured of being served.